Armando Acosta

Armando Acosta

Product Developer / Account Executive

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Summary

Multi-disciplined business development leader with hands-on experience building Surf & Skate/Action Sports brands from the ground up. Experienced in all aspects of brand/apparel & accessories product development; directing end-to-end product management and product marketing strategy for brand development and business growth. Operations director improving operational efficiency in manufacturing/production, international logistics, & distribution management through effective operations leadership; facilitating go-to-market speed of products/deliverables. Knowledgeable in Central/South American (LATAM) markets and experienced in Asian operations; open to positions with travel. Currently in territory sales, pipeline development, and national account management; providing package management solutions to clients in both U.S. & Canadian markets, ensuring quality customer service and client satisfaction. Open to challenging roles in diverse industries; willing to take on business challenges to promote category growth, build market share, and deliver channels for new revenue.

- Skilled in communications & relationship building to influence all levels of cross-functional teams/business units; leveraging product knowledge, market research, and business insights (i.e. forecasting/analysis, industry trends) to guide business leaders in decision-making as well as successfully engage new & existing customers for increased sales opportunities and new revenue.
- Project management leadership, developing projects to execute branding strategy; aligning with promotional sales & marketing campaigns and merchandising programs; meeting business objectives and achieving strategic goals.
- Business leader with diverse industry background in Surf & Skate/Action Sports Consumer Products (Apparel, Accessories, Shoes, etc.), Textiles, Services Marketing, and Service Delivery; delivering global brand awareness to clients (e.g. retail brands, athletes) using an international business network for vendor partnerships, strategic alliances, & promotional marketing efforts.
- Expertise in apparel, accessories, & shoe production/manufacturing operations; inclusive of concept/design of product/ brand, strategic sourcing, price negotiations, sample selection, quality control, & graphic/fashion designers management.
- Specialized Action/Extreme Sports background, creating international exposure for athletes in need of branding solutions in international markets via promotional marketing services (i.e. international distribution, logistics management, events).

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